Jun
10

Upper Bucks Chamber Welcomes Pennridge Area Businesses

Upper Bucks Chamber Welcomes Pennridge Area Businesses
With many businesses upended and rethinking sales and growth strategies because of the coronavirus pandemic and its impact, the Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce a complimentary year-long membership to former Pennridge Chamber of Commerce members, available for the asking through July 31. A regional approach to business could be a successful first step to going global, according to a recent Harvard Business Review report https://hbr.org/2005/12/regional-strategies-for-global-leadership. "Business has changed dramatically. Regions are competing on a global scale with the advent of ecommerce. To have [the entirety] Upper Bucks represented regionally makes the most sense," said Steven Noll, former Pennridge Chamber of Commer...
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Jun
07

CHIRP Grant Covid-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program

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May
05

SCORE Webinar: IRS: What You Need to Know As a Small Business

SCORE Webinar: IRS: What You Need to Know As a Small Business
The IRS offers information to help small businesses understand and meet their tax responsibilities. This webinar will help small business owners understand: • Small Business Tax – Learn how to navigate federal taxes.• IRS Resources for Small Business - You need to know the basics so your business can run smoothly.• Mistakes to Avoid - Learn tips on how to help keep your small business out of tax trouble. This is a FREE webinar! Presenter: Leslie ChambersSenior Stakeholder Liaison, Internal Revenue Service Leslie Chambers is a Senior Stakeholder Liaison with the Internal Revenue Service. She represents the IRS at educational and taxpayer outreach events working with tax professionals, industry associations, small business owners, as well as ...
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Apr
20

SBA Announces Official Restaurant Revitalization Fund Application and Guidelines

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The program will be administered by the SBA. BCEDC will not be involved in the program. Economic relief prioritized for underserved communities SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman today announced key details on application requirements, eligibility, and a program guide for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RFF). The restaurant industry has been among the hardest-hit sectors during the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. To help bring jobs back and revive the industry, the American Rescue Plan, signed into law by President Joe Biden, established the $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The SBA will administer the funds to the hardest-hit small restaurants. ...
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Mar
26

5 Things to Know about the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant

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1. The SBA will begin accepting SVOG applications on April 8. The SBA has launched a splash page for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant application portal in anticipation of opening grant applications for the critical economic relief program on Thursday, April 8. 2. Register for the national SVOG webinar on March 30; submit questions by March 29. Prior to the SVOG applications opening on April 8, the SBA will host a national informational webinar to highlight the application process for potential eligible entities from 2:30 to 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 30. Potential applicants can suggest topics they'd like to see covered via e-mail to by 12 p.m. ET on Monday, March 29. The SBA will make every effort to address the quest...
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Mar
25

Bucks County Business Back on Track

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Open to all Bucks businesses from all industries. April 29, 2021 9:00 am -11:00 am, Virtual Form Discussion Topics: Marketing, Business Diversification, Professional Development, Financial Assistance, Vaccines, Workforce Development, HumanResources Forum Objectives: Networking, Industry Communication, Brainstorming, Information Sharing, Support, Planning for the Future, Coordination Download Event Flyer Register Here
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Mar
04

Manufacturing Training and Industry Awareness Grants

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The Manufacturing PA Training-to-Career Grant Program supports new and innovative training programs focusing on developing the skill sets of entry-level workers to better meet the needs of manufacturers with job openings. By collaboratively working with local manufacturers, the program works to identify and teach essential skills for existing and/or future workers, engage youth, and build awareness of the career opportunities that exist in the manufacturing industry.DCED is currently accepting grant applications. Applicants may request up to $200,000 to support the creation of short-term work readiness or job placement programs in manufacturing. Priority is given to programs for populations facing barriers to employment as defined by the Wo...
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Mar
03

COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program

COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, under Act 1 of 2021 (SB 109), created an initiative known as the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP). Act 1 allocated $145 million in funding assistance to hospitality industry businesses adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Bucks County's allocations is $7.1 million. The Bucks County Economic Development Corporation (BCEDC) and the County of Bucks are working in partnership with the Bucks County Redevelopment Authority (BCRDA) and the Visit Bucks County (VBC) to administer, review and communicate information regarding the state funded Covid-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP). CHIRP Grant Applications will be accepted from midnight March 15th through April 2nd, 11:59...
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Feb
24

PPP Loans for the Next Two Weeks Only are for Businesses with Less than 20 Employees

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In order to reach the smallest businesses, SBA will offer Paycheck Protection Program loans to businesses with fewer than 20 employees and sole proprietors only from Wednesday, February 24 through Wednesday, March 10, 2021. President Biden has also announced additional program changes to make access to PPP loans more equitable. Paycheck Protection Program (PPP): 1. Find a lender: Get matched with a lenderSearch for lenders in your area 2. Identify a loan: First Draw PPP Loans: If you have not received a PPP loan before, First Draw PPP Loans are available to you.Second Draw PPP Loans: If you have previously received a PPP loan, certain businesses are eligible for a Second Draw PPP Loan. Information from source via https://www.sba.gov/pa...
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Feb
22

Hospitality Industry Recovery Program

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BCEDC will be administering the Hospitality Industry Recovery Program. BCEDC and the County of Bucks are working on the details of the process. The application window will open on March 15th. As designated by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania the following NAICS codes will be eligible to apply accommodation subsector (721) or Food Services and Drinking Places subsector (722). If you are eligible and would like information when available, please sign up for more information. 
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